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Job Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

Job Description:

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) seeks a creative, collaborative individual to serve as Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). As part of the Acquisitions and Metadata Services team, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the content management, licensing, and discovery of all the library’s electronic serials and databases. The ERL manages access to the library’s electronic resources using the electronic resources management system, discovery service, ILS, link resolver, and databases A-Z list, and works with vendors to provide consistent, user-friendly access. The position will also collaborate with other teams at KSL, particularly the Planning, Budgets, and Assessment and Research Services teams, to coordinate the selection, acquisition, and evaluation of electronic resources.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Manage the e-resource lifecycle of the library’s subscription databases and e-journals. Facilitate selection, acquisition, licensing, and authentication of e-resources. 15%
  2. Work with Acquisitions & Metadata Services team colleagues to process and track payments for e-resources in ILS (Sierra) and ERM (Intota). 10%
  3. Manage access to all e-resources using the library’s discovery service (Summon), electronic resource management system (Intota), link resolver (360 Link), and databases A-Z list. 25%
  4. Troubleshoot access issues. 6%
  5. Process renewals of print and electronic serials through EBSCO and other vendors. 10%
  6. Establish and maintain effective relationships with vendors. 8%
  7. Analyze and evaluate use of e-resources and develop usage reports. 8%
  8. Engage in professional development and participate on library, consortium, and university committees, teams, task forces, and special projects as deemed necessary or assigned. 10%
  9. Work closely with other team members and KSL staff to foster collaborative initiatives. 6%

 

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Meet or exceed all expectations as outlined in the Librarian Broadband Policy. 1%

Perform other duties as assigned. 1%

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: The initial rank of the Electronic Resources Librarian, Acquisition & Metadata Services, will be based upon the qualifications of the individual with regard to that person’s professional knowledge, abilities and skills; contributions to the profession through service and scholarly endeavors; and, professional qualities consistent with university and library values.

Education/Licensing: A Master of Library/Information Science degree or an advanced degree in a related discipline.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Job Performance. Possess significant knowledge, skills, and abilities within one’s work domain. Understands and can apply more advanced techniques and technologies, and has demonstrated good judgment in the field. Demonstrable evidence that the individual is developing specialized skills, developing leadership capabilities and management potential.  Able to identify and interact with internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrate the ability to employ general organizational theories and practices in the library environment.
  2. Professional Knowledge, Abilities and Skills. Possess a significant level of expertise in one’s area of work. Evidence of significant professional growth and contributions to the library and institution. Able to explain to others the mission, vision, goals and services of the library, and fully incorporate them within her/his own work. Demonstrate understanding of the external environments, cultures, and interrelationship of the library. An effective ambassador for the library and able to interact regularly with others on campus. Additionally:
  3. Professional Contributions. Contribute to the library profession and building a reputation for professional contributions through committee service and professional publications or presentations to professional organizations at the local, regional or national level.
  4. Professional Qualities. An inquisitive self-starter who works well both independently and as a member of organizational teams. 
  5. Experience working with an integrated library system, knowledge base, or other electronic resource management system.
  6. Familiarity with best practices for library acquisitions, licensing, and managing electronic resources.
  7. Demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work creatively, independently, and collaboratively.
  8. Demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, computer/technological skills, and project management skills.
  9. Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the mission, vision, goals and services of the library, and understand how to incorporate those within her/his own work.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application information is available at http://bit.ly/2iTIahZ (Job ID 6571)

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What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

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